Ute Mountain Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement of 1988

by Steven C. Harris, Harris Water Engineering, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management


The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, agreed to a negotiated settlement of Winters Doctrine Water Rights rather than pursuing litigation. The Tribe will receive, in lieu of Winters Water Rights, water supplies from two Bureau of Reclamation Projects and a cash Development Fund that can be used to construct and operate facilities to utilize the water supplies.

Subject Headings: Water rights | Water reclamation | Water resources | Water supply | Water supply systems | Water treatment plants | Water policy | Mountains | Colorado | United States

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